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World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Join in the fight against air pollution


What is World Environment Day?

Not to be confused with World Naked Gardening Day (different weekend), World Environment Day is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since World Environment Day's inception in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than one hundred countries. More importantly, World Environment Day serves as a day for the people - that's us - to do something to take care of the earth, whether it be focused locally, nationally or globally, it can be an action done on one's own or as part of a crowd - everybody has the freedom of choice.

Every World Environment Day is organised around a specific theme that focuses attention on a particularly urgent environment concern and for 2019 the focused theme is 'Join us to fight air pollution!'

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Learn the benefits of buying 'local'


The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) and environmental advocates of the Sunshine Coast have been getting together every year since 1979, in the first week of June to celebrate World Environment Day. The World Environment Day Festival has grown into the Sunshine Coast region's biggest environmental event and holds the title of the longest running event of its kind in South East Queensland. In 2012 this auspicious festival achieved one of five categories in the UNEP World Environment Day challenge, giving the Sunshine Coast's World Environment Day Festival international recognition.

Visitors to the World Environment Day Festival in 2019 will enjoy a programme bursting at the seams with activities, including -

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Heaps of children's activities throughout the day


entertaining performances
children's activities
farm expo
renewables village
arts and crafts
sustainable fashion
innovative displays
workshops .... plus
more than thirty environment and community groups to connect with
At the time of writing, the World Environment Day Festival programme for 2019 had not yet been released. Please use this link to view the programme when it comes out.


Festival Trail


World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Join the Festival Trail, an interactive journey


This year's Festival Trail at the World Environment Day Festival, will be an interactive journey that will motivate festival-goers, young and old, to actively participate in fun activities at numerous stalls throughout the festival. Each stop on the trail will provide a better understanding of a particular environmental issue and participants will be encouraged to learn more about the various community groups involved. The Festival Trail will also showcase an array of hands-on activities, allowing attendees to create a fun, sustainable and exciting product to take home at the end of the day. Stay tuned here for more information.

Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Mick Dan's Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo is NOT to be missed!


Mick Dan's Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo is coming back this year for the World Environment Day Festival. The Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo is hosting a programme of speakers throughout the day, who will share their knowledge of practical solutions for the home; the benefits of buying 'local' and the beauty of veggies. Locally grown produce, as well as thirst-quenching refreshments, will be available - we all know that buying 'local' is a great way to reduce plastic consumption, whilst supporting a local business. Festival goers will get the opportunity to really engage with the local organic growers and learn some new habits to be used in the kitchen.

Stay tuned here for more information and speakers programme that's still in the pipeline.

Children's Forest

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
A magical hub of creativity and laughter in the Children's Forest


Who says learning about the environment isn't fun! The Children's Forest is a magical hub of creativity and laughter, where children will learn about and interact with the environment. Every activity in the Children's Forest is based around connections to nature and healthy practices, so whether the children are painting with veggies, tree planting or attending wildlife shows, the plentiful activities will engage every young environment warrior.

Some of 2018's activities were:
Petal perfume making
Bush critter eco art
Potato printing
Seedling planting

Please follow this link for 2019 activities, still to be announced.

Renewables Expo & Village

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
The Renewables Village will be linking solar and wind power


This year, 2019, The Sunshine Coast Climate Action Now (SCCAN) are planning to showcase a working renewables village, linking solar and wind power with battery storage and electric vehicles, as well as a small dwelling. Local businesses and organisations with an interest in renewable energy, will also be displaying their products and services.

For more information on the Renewables Expo, please visit www.sccan.net. If your business or company would like to be part of the Renewables Expo, please email scclimateactionnow@gmail.com or contact Fergus FitzGerald on 045 8880 572 or Denis White on (07) 5477-7771. Be part of the exciting global renewable technology revolution.

If you are interested in what the future of electric personal vehicles look like, make sure you get along to the Renewables Expo to check out the awesome display of electric cars that will be exhibited on the grounds of the World Environment Day Festival.

Food & Beverages

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
In 2019 World Environment Day Festival is a vegan and vegetarian event


In keeping with 'ethical, sustainable, fresh and wholesome' the World Environment Day Festival will be supporting a sustainable future by promoting food and drink from ethically-sourced and conscious business. Food is a key element to any festival and every year the World Environment Day Festival organisers carefully select a wide variety of food to cater for the needs of festival-goers and for 2019 the festival will be a vegan and vegetarian event.

Plant-based food isn't about lentils and spices anymore, it has more to do with tantalising tastebuds and challenging festival-goers with new approaches to food. Please click here to discover what deliciously, decadent food will be at the World Environment Day Festival in 2019.

Reminder: This fabulous festival is totally a plastic-free event. If festival-goers bring their own containers with the aim of taking the containers back home again, please ensure that the containers are reusable. Please be mindful when disposing of trash; the World Environment Day Festival is ensuring that there are numerous sites around to help festival-goers to dispose of unwanted items in environmentally friendly ways.

Sustainable Stalls

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Sustainable Stalls


Oh my gosh! The World Environment Day Festival just keeps getting better. Make sure you bring your wallets and purses with to the festival, as there is going to be a heap load of produce and products you won't want to miss out on. For starters, here's a taster:

The Herbal Teacup - organic tea
Sustainable Cuisine - edible plants
Seastraws - reusable glass drinking straws
Salty Eco Tours - Indigenous culture and conservation Eco Tour on the water
Sacked Store - reusable produce and grocery bags, 100% organic cotton
Mr Hempy - hygiene, cosmetic and therapeutic products
Misty Lane & Co - handmade food storage alternatives to single-use plastics
Maleny Credit Union - sustainable banking
Live Life Green - eco products for the body and home - Palm Oil and Toxic Free
Kath & Sarah - recycled fabric clothing and art

To see who else will be showcasing their temptations at the Sustainable Stalls at the World Environment Day Festival, please click here.

Performers

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
A wow line-up of entertainment will keep festival-goers moving and shaking all day!


A wow line-up of live entertainment at the World Environment Day Festival will keep festival-goers on their toes and foot-stomping all day. Check out the performers who have already signed up, or to stay tuned with Main Stage entertainment, by clicking the link here.

Speakers

Ideas and initiatives are worth having a conversation about. The 2019 speakers' names and details for the World Environment Day Festival are coming soon. Please use this link to see who the fabulous speakers were in 2018 and who to expect in 2019.

Join the Festival

If you are keen on getting involved with World Environment Day Festival in 2019 as a volunteer, please click here. All other applications for 2019 have now closed.

For a list of sponsors of the World Environment Day Festival, please have a look here.

World Environment Day Festival 2019, FREE event, 'join us to fight air pollution', entertainment, children's activities, farm expo, renewables village, arts and crafts, sustainable fashion, innovative displays, workshops, community groups, Festival Trail, Good Harvest Food & Farm Expo, Mick Dan, organic growers, Children's Forest, food and beverages, ethical, sustainable, fresh, wholesome, sustainable stalls, speakers, volunteers still needed, Sunday 2 June, Cotton Tree
Make sure you bookmark Sunday, 2 June for World Environment Day 2019


Make sure you bookmark Sunday 2 June in Cotton Tree to celebrate and nurture our environment at the World Environment Day Festival - a not-to-be-missed fun outing for the whole family.

All images courtesy of World Environment Day Festival Facebook page or www.wed.org.au, unless otherwise indicated
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Why? To join in the fight against air pollution (2019's theme)
When: Sunday 2 June 2019 | 10am to 5pm
Phone: (07) 5441-5747
Where: Maroochydore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4558
Cost: FREE Event
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